Parent Coalition

Who We Are

We are parents, grandparents, or/and caregivers of at least one child who is 12 years old or younger in Oakland County, Michigan.



What We Do



  • Create connections with other caregivers
  • Link families to early childhood resource



  • Seek out and share evidence-based best-practice information about parenting and  child development


  • Bring parent voice to the early childhood system
  • Assist parents in identifying their strengths
  • Support them in advocating for themselves and their children 

Here is what some of our parents have to say!

Why Join the Parent Coalition?

Find interactive opportunities to connect with other families of young children! Some of our hands on activities offered:

  • Virtual parent book club
  • In person parent and child playdates
  • Virtual parent and child playdates
  • Family park strolls
  • Parent leadership groups and workgroups

Spend some time with us and find connections and parenting tools you can actually use! 

If you would like to receive the Parent Coalition email updates and newsletter, sign up here.

To find out more, connect with Jessica Trotter


Want to learn more?

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Flavia Maccio

Great Start Parent Coalition Coordinator

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Jessica Trotter

Great Start Parent Liaison

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Carla Juras

Great Start Parent Liaison

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Calendar of Events